What is Legacy Mode and EoC mode?

EoC, or Evolution of Combat, is a game and combat mode in RuneScape, released in 2012, with new abilities and different interface from the old style interface used at the time.

These two modes are comprised of two parts - the interface and the combat. You can mix and match the interfaces and combat modes to your own tastes!

TIP - If you suddenly end up in Legacy Mode, you may have hopped into a Legacy Only world which will force that to happen - make sure you hop to another world before using the steps below to change back to EoC mode.


In the default Legacy interface, you'll see a circular minimap, and the menus/chat will have a brown colour. Visually, you'll also see that in Legacy your health points are ten times less than that shown in EoC (it doesn't affect how quickly you'd die though).

In the EoC interface mode, you'll find a resizeable rectangular minimap, and the menus/chat window will have a blue colour.


Legacy mode combat has two types of attacks - regular auto attacks, and special attacks which are gained when using a weapon with a special attack.

EoC, as the Evolution of Combat, includes new features, such as abilities and revolution mode.

Changing your mode

These settings can be change by following these steps;

  1. Press the Esc key on your keyboard. This will bring up your options menu.
  2. In this menu, select Game Settings option.
  3. From the tabs at the top of this window, select Gameplay.
  4. Then, from the buttons shown on the left, select Gameplay Settings.
  5. In this menu, under General Gameplay, there are the options Legacy Combat Mode and Legacy Interface Mode, both of which can be turned on and off.


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